Briefly about features
TIMES is an extraordinary newspaper / magazine WordPress theme designed to redefine publishing by making content both easier to create and consume. It combines professional looks and unmistaken typography with impressive user experience (UX) and incredible attention to details.
Enjoy your content on mobile devices, tablets and more thanks to a responsive layout, now even faster and better with optimized images and support for high-quality retina screens. This theme supports menus 3 levels deep as more than this is a burden for users to navigate. If you have more questions, please email support.
September 21st, 2019 — version 1.5.2
ADDED - FULL SUPPORT FOR THE GUTENBERG EDITOR. Yup, that's a big one! Our previous update added support for all the blocks on the front-end side. Now the time has come for the back-end/editor side. We took our time on this one to ensure that the front-end matches the back-end as closely as possible. Most importantly what that means is that your articles will look the same when you're viewing them online and when you're editing them in Gutenberg. This will still be true when you completely change the color scheme of your website or when you use custom fonts, even when you try editing your post on a tablet. The editor will try to mirror the finished article as closely as possible applying responsive styling, your customizer options and automatic lead/dropcap paragraphs. New editor has everything the old one had and a little bit more, make sure to give it a try either by updating your WordPress or installing the Gutenberg plugin. We hope you'll like it ; ) ADDED - New Gutenberg block: TIMES Notice. Replacement of the old [alert] shortcode with additional options that include: custom text & background colors (with 6 predefined color schemes) and option to choose a different icon. Make sure that you have the latest version of the Dash+TIMES plugin to see this block. ADDED - New Gutenberg block: TIMES Button. Replacement for the old shortcode with additional options like: button styles (minimal, default, custom), custom text and background colors (with 6 predefined colors), normal and big size, option to open links in the new tab, add the "nofollow" link attribute and to choose different icon. Make sure that you have the latest version of the Dash+TIMES plugin to see this block. ADDED - New 'General Settings' section to the customizer. You'll now find your site wide settings there. ADDED - New 'Articles & Pages' section to the customizer. All settings regarding singular posts can now be found there. ADDED - New 'Archives Options' section to the customizer along with some new options, more on that below. IMPROVED - You can now replace the post excerpts' transparent labels effect with the category color alternative. IMPROVED - You can now disable bookmarking functionality site-wide with just one click, all options regarding bookmarks have been moved to one convenient setting. ADDED - Option to auto-hyphenate headlines only or post's content only. IMPROVED - More control over automatic content hyphenation, all options regarding auto-hyphenation have been moved to one dropdown. ADDED - Options to pick site date format or to compose your own format. ADDED - Posts per page setting to the Archive Options section. ADDED - Option to show or hide the archive sidebar on archive-type pages. ADDED - Option to show/hide post counter on archive-type pages. ADDED - Option for author archives that allows to automatically open author's bio. IMPROVED - Custom CSS editor experience, with syntax highlighting and warnings/notices in case of wrong & faulty code. ADDED - New settings for all category modules on the homepage. IMPROVED - Customizer user experience. IMPROVED - Removed the Show/Hide & Functionality sections from customizer in favour of new sections and better organisation. Some settings have been renamed to make them more accessible & intuitive. Of course, all your customizer settings are going to be preserved after the update. ADDED - Support for the OneAll's Social Login Plugin. ADDED - Option to enter the purchase code manually as per Envato requirements. IMPROVED - Added empty index.php to some folders to prevent directory browsing in case it isn't disabled on your server. IMPROVED - Visual tweaks and improvements on the front-end.
December 23rd, 2018 — version 1.5.1
ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Paragraph Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Heading Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Image Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Gallery Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s List Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Quote Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Audio Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Cover Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s File Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Video Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Pullquote Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Button Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Columns Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Separator Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Latest Comments Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Latest Posts Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Categories Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s Archives Block and its variations. ADDED - Support for the Gutenberg’s embeds & captions. IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks. INFO: You can now use Gutenberg to write your articles, every default block is supported by the theme and will look great once you publish the post. We will keep working on the back-end side of the Gutenberg editor, adding the ability to preview the article right inside the editor — just like with the old, classic editor. You can obviously still use the old editor, just make sure that you have the WP's "Classic Editor" plugin installed & activated.
October 16th, 2018 — version 1.5.0
ADDED - Cookie consent & GDPR notice. If you currently use some other cookie consent/GDPR plugin or service, this functionality can be easily disabled in the customizer. Designed specially for this theme, great looking cookie notice that leaves a great first impression with its unparalleled user experience and thoughtful build. You can choose from 3 different templates, from compact and unobtrusive ones to full-width crowded and detailed notices. Virtually everything is customizable from texts on the button to the actual notice content which can be easily filled with links, paragraphs of legal talk and all that within a familiar text editor you know and love from WordPress. Not only that, you can set which countries you want this notice to appear in, by default it will be EU & EEA countries but you can change this to any combination of countries in the world or just display this notice to every country on Earth. IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks on the front-end side.
September 18th, 2018 — version 1.4.9
ADDED - More social services & their icons to the author archives. You can now add about every popular social media network link to your author's bio. Those social networks can be added from the individual Users Dashboard page. IMPROVED - Speed & reliability of TIMES' demo importer. IMPROVED - Custom Code module experience and performance. IMPROVED - Visual tweaks on the front-end side. IMPROVED - Customizer user experience.
May 12th, 2018 — version 1.4.8
ADDED - Option to show "Unique posts only" on the homepage. While, previously, only posts of the same type were not repeated, with this setting you can choose to skip the same post from the entire homepage. That includes every post on the homepage and inside sidebars/widget areas. Of course, your handpicked posts on the homepage will be displayed as usual and won't be affected by this setting. ADDED - Option to "Copy link" to the article, in the share area below article. We've added yet another way to share your articles, your readers can now simply click the button to copy the post link and share it ony any site, community or platform. ADDED - Option to "Email" article link, in the share area below article. Your readers can also send the article link to a friend or colleague via email. IMPROVED - Visual tweaks and improvements. IMPROVED - Customizer experience.
March 17th, 2018 – version 1.4.7
ADDED - Font Editor - We've added a brand new section to the customizer that will allow you to change every font on the site effortlessly. There are three font families loaded with the theme by default, you can swap them all out with almost 900 fonts offered by Google Fonts or add your custom fonts with a link or code from your font provider. Using Greek, Cyrillic or Vietnamese script with your Google Fonts? Easily add font subsets straight from the customizer! Want to use only one font on the whole page? Sure! Just check the "Use universal font?" checkbox and you're good to go. All that available in the customizer from today! ADDED - Shortcodes can be inserted directly to the homepage as part of Custom Code module. IMPROVED - UX tweaks and improvements for customizer’s publish menu. IMPROVED - Moved the "Font Subset" option from Settings page to customizer. IMPROVED - Front-end, visual tweaks. IMPROVED - Performance.
November 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.6
October 28th, 2017 – version 1.4.5
ADDED - Option to change ticker content font type: serif and sans-serif. ADDED - Option to disable/enable opening social media links throughout the site in a new tab, in customizer. ADDED - Checkbox to Social Media widget that allows to disable opening links in a new tab. ADDED - Option to hide posts date on the homepage, articles and across the site. IMPROVED - Social Media widget following count. Results are now loaded asynchronously to improve page loading speed in some cases. IMPROVED - Ticker content is now loaded asynchronously to avoid additional database queries on page load and to improve load speed. IMPROVED - Visual tweaks.
September 29th, 2017 – version 1.4.4
ADDED - Breaking News Ticker - This is a big one, we've actually created the whole ticker system from scratch, we started with creating the best experience by designing an intuitive and familiar UI to customize your ticker content, appearance and behavior. You can either show post: latest, oldest, most bookmarked / commented, from category(ies), handpicked or add your own content right from the customizer. Adjust the appearance and layout to fit your sites style, set your own colors, change the label text or choose the scrolling direction – all that with instant, live preview, which makes customizing a quick and productive task. ADDED - Option to disable rich menu dropdowns (Functionality ON/OFF > Other). ADDED - Option to the Social Media widget to open profile links in a new tab. IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.
August 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.3
ADDED - New layout for Secondary Menu Bar called "Divider". You can check it out in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Header Layouts. ADDED - New layout for Secondary Menu Bar called "Shadow". ADDED - New background type for "Boxed" layout in Secondary Menu Bar: "Dark Background" ADDED - New background types for "Boxed" layout in Secondary Menu Bar: "Custom Light & Dark Color" which allows you to set a custom color, light or dark, for the bar’s background. ADDED - Added option to choose amount of padding / space for Secondary Menu Bar: Small, Medium, Large Padding. ADDED - Instant, live feedback in customizer for Showing / Hiding Secondary Menu Bar’s search button, date and social icons.
July 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.2
ADDED - Custom made, light and fast one-click demo importer designed specially for TIMES with clean, simple, intuitive and clutter-free interface. We've written, completely from scratch, brand new demo importer tailored specifically for TIMES, it's fast, light-weight and easy to use, you can add some demo content to your sites in minutes and remove just as fast, all that with a click of one button that conveniently turns into a slick progress bar. In short, it's awesome and to try it out just activate the free bundled Dash+TIMES plugin ADDED - New demo content called "TIMES Starter Pack". Contains everything you need to get started with the theme, a complete and lightweight package, ideal for new sites and easily removable. ADDED - Option to enable or disable "pinch to zoom" on devices with touch screens. IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.
June 15th, 2017 – version 1.4.1
ADDED - Optional print button in the interaction area. You can enable it or disable it by going to the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Show/Hide and (un)checking the "Print Button Below Post" checkbox. ADDED - Option to remove all theme's meta tags in case you want to use a third-party plugin for meta tags. Meta tags include Open Graph tags, Twitter tags and meta description tag. ADDED - Updates for WordPress 4.8. IMPROVED - Visual tweaks.
May 31st, 2017 – version 1.4.0
ADDED - Homepage Builder - This is a big one... We've created completely from scratch a tool that allows you to modify any element on the homepage. You can rearrange every sections, have multiple sliders or any module, each with different settings. You can pick certain posts to appear in the section in most modules or, for example, set the post type to display most commented posts from this week. This tool allows for a total flexibility and customization of your homepage, on top of that it is very intuitive, nicely designed, clean and without unnecessary clutter. The builder is very smart and adaptable, for example, if you add two compatible modules that display the same type of posts, the second module will not show the same posts, they will be offseted. There are plenty of unique touches like that and this paragraph is already too long so I would recommend that you give the builder a try by going to the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Homepage Layout. Oh and don't worry! Every change you've made to the slider or other modules through the customizer will be converted to the builder so you don't have to redo your layout! IMPROVED - Slider section from customizer was moved to the Homepage Layout section and all your settings will be mirrored to the homepage builder. IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.